1980 - Four young guys in Athens, GA, play a gig together at the derelict church they call home for the birthday party of the drummer's girlfriend. Their name Twisted Kites lasts exactly the one night and is then changed to R.E.M.
1994 - Kurt Cobain does something really stupid. :-( RIP, Kurt, would you believe there are still people who think it was your wife?
1997 - Allen Ginsberg, poet and general good guy, succumbs to complications of Hep C and congestive heart failure. "I saw the best meals of my generation destroyed by spiky-haired demons...” Yup, I know that was Lisa Simpson, but is there really a better tribute than a good pisstake?